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NBC
Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
obama nominates as his next secretary of state. nbc white house correspondent chuck todd has the latest on this story. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, the woman who could be president obama's pick to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state, u.n. ambassador susan rice. she's going to capitol hill today for some closed door meetings with republican senators, including some of her toughest critics like john mccain as she attempts to explain her comments about the benghazi terrorist attacks, a move that could also signal the president is planning to go ahead with rice's susan rice heads to capitol hill today where along with the acting cia director, she'll meet with three of her toughest republican critics to do damage control, a move that could pave the way for rice's nomination for secretary of state. at issue, rice's initial incorrect explanation of the september 11th terrorist attack in benghazi. >> this is a spontaneous reaction to a video. >> reporter: when rice's name was first floated for secretary of state, gop senators pounced. >> we will do whatever is necess
NBC
Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and after weeks of controversy over the obama administration's handling of the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, the woman in the middle of it all will go face to face with her toughest critics this morning. u.n. ambassador susan rice is heading to capitol hill for a closed door meeting with senators john mccain, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte. they were infuriated after rice called the assault that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans spontaneous and linked to a protest over a youtube video. she will be joined by acting cia director mike morell. the meeting could serve as a real test of whether rice will still be in for a fight over her potential nomination as secretary of state. >>> elsewhere on capitol hill today, it's back to the bargaining table for lawmakers facing a year-end fiscal cliff. yesterday the white house took a hard line insisting tax rates have to rise on the rich and warning that anymore delay on the deal could ruin consumer confidence and hurt holiday retail sales. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washin
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
three obama promises. the first promise was in his first term when he said he will find a solution for the palestinian-israeli issue, and, unfortunately, we know what happened over the four years. that has not been that. it's an unfulfilled promise at best. some see it as a failed promise. the second promise the president of the united states had, unprecedented as it is, when he said the united states would never allow iran to be a nuclear power. now, this is unprecedented whether right or wrong, but it's something that was done not only during the elections, but a statement made by the president more than once, and i think it was in connection of promises made also to the israeli prime minister. how, will president obama fulfill the promise? wiggle out of it? absolutely implement it whether it's militarily or through containment policy, and what are they doing from my point of view, one of the reasons or a fascinating part about the gaza operation is that, a, they are giving hamas a lead in creating the new dynamics or dictating dynamics in an alliance of the muslim brotherhood le
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am EST
president obama's a famously extended his hand of friendship and hope the iranians would unclench their fists. yet today after a few rounds of diplomacy, plenty more sanctions and centrifuge, there are plenty of clinched this on both sides and very little talk about friendship. there's been an attempt at diplomacy but political constraints on both sides have been difficult to advance an old habits are difficult to break. obama's one of the lowest in 2009 was quickly closed by the human rights abuses in the iran following the fraudulent elections. as well as a growing pressure from congress as will some u.s. allies in the region against diplomacy. focus shifted to sanctions and tehran responded by further expanding its nuclear program leaving both sides worse off today than they were a few years ago. in the meantime, sanctions have held iranian middle class for the impoverished population while the regime's repression and human rights abuses have continued to intensify and its nuclear program has continued to expand. but a new window for opportunity for diplomacy has opened through
NBC
Nov 27, 2012 5:00am PST
appreciate it. good morning, scott. the white house says president obama called house speaker john boehner and senate majority leader harry reid over the effort to discuss efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff. that's the combination of tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect january 1st. the "washington post" reports that boehner plans to have some house republicans meet wither skin bowles. on wednesday president obama will meet with other top ceos. futures meantime are flat this morning, stocks slipping back on monday. the s&p 500 index snapping a five-day winning streak. investors continue to watch those budget talks in washington. meantime, we are expecting today to get some data on demand for durable goods, home prices and consumer confidence. the dow slipping back below 13k losing 42 points to 12,967. the nasdaq edging up nearly 10 to 2976. and i would do a campaign not to vote for marissa mayer for "time" person of the year. remember when we had the head of amazon on the cover of "time" back in 2000. i think there's a little jinx in that. a little like the si jinx. so don
NBC
Nov 27, 2012 4:30am PST
from washington. >> reporter: today president obama meets with small business leaders, continuing his push for higher taxes for the wealthy. a new white house economic reports warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle class family willow uncle sam another $2200 next year. >> it seems to be a thing that we can all agree on, that middle class families should see an extension of these tax cuts. >> reporter: some prominent republicans who have been dead set against raising taxes on anyone, now hint they may consider other options. >> we've been open to revenue by closing loopholes as long as it's tied to spending cuts and pro-growth tax reform that broadens the base and lowers rates. >> you don't raise rates, you just cap the amount of itemized deductions of taxpayers. >> reporter: the bottom line is america is borrowing too much money trying to keep medicare and social security afloat. >> there's going to come a point in time we can't borrow any more money and interest rates will skyrocket. >> this congress is one vote away from avoiding the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: one vote with
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 1:00am EST
have to be made. . on march 22 of this year, i wrote president obama a letter indicating that i could not vote to raise the debt ceiling unless i saw substantial reductions in spending and structural changes in the way we do business in the united states congress and washington d.c. why i say there is no joy for me to be here today, in my view, we have failed to do either one. it would be irresponsible for us not to raise the debt ceiling. it would be equally irresponsible if we raise it without meeting the criteria i have outlined. while we will have a discussion of all of us as it continues today, and we will probably play quarterback after this is over to figure out what we have accomplished, in my view, it is important to know there are no such in this bill. there is only a reduction in the growth of spending. that reduction is so small. $21 billion reduced in the first year, in the growth and spending. dn kansas, we hear the worl "billion" and we think it is a lot of money. it is. they will think we are finally doing something significant. the truth is we spend $4 billion more ea
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
effect on january 1. we will also hear from president obama, who signed the deficit reduction measure into law, part of the deal to raise the debt ceiling. first, senate majority leader harry reid and republican majority leader mitch mcconnell will talk on the senate floor about the january fiscal deadline. >> since our country voted to return president obama to the white house, i have spoken often about compromise. i remain optimistic that, when it comes to our economy, when it comes to protecting middle-class families from a whopping tax hike, republicans and democrats will be able to find common ground. president dwight eisenhower, a republican, once said, "people talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable. there have to be compromises. the middle of the road is all usable space." so said white house and higher. -- dwight eisenhower. too often, we face off, not realizing that the solution rests somewhere in the middle. i remind everyone of one fact. this congress is one vote away from avoiding a fiscal cliff for middle-class families and small business
NBC
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
today that president obama meets with small business leaders. what does the white house think will happen to the middle class if that deal isn't reached? >> reporter: well, the white house is concerned about the spending power of the middle class. they came out with a report yesterday that essentially said consumer spending is going to take a $200 billion hit if we don't get away from this fiscal cliff, if we don't pass these tax rates. in other words, the extra $2200 that they calculate every middle class family is going to have to pay in taxes next year is $2200 less that they'll have to spend and boost the economy. >> exactly. everyone might turn a little more conservative with their spending, at least this holiday season. whose side do you think the public is on? >> reporter: well, it depends on who you ask. now, there is a new survey out that says 65% of the public agrees with republicans saying we shouldn't raise tax rates, we should instead close up these loopholes and limit tax deductions. but keep in mind the winston group is also headed by david winston, who's a gop opera
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am EST
says a second term obama administration might push. is there one that comes to mind? >> i would like to see -- i would like to see the conversation around gainful employment extend beyond the career and for-profit colleges to the entire sector and shining a light on more of the outcomes there. the second part to me is the biggest challenge with the gainful employment regulations as they stand now, we have suggested our own counter mechanism. the biggest problem is that it's an all or nothing access to cash. you either clear up our and have access to the federal loan dollars from title for -- from title 4, or you get zero out completely. the problem is -- you want to extend access to population to have not had a historical access to education. on the other hand, you are interested in quality in a very admittedly tough environment. you can make quality high because of the wage scale back the access. the other side, if you make that are too low, the lead in all the -- if you make the bar too low, you leave in all the bad actors who do bad things and take advantage and may not ask the right
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 2:00am EST
the second term do about any of what he promised to do so let's look at the three obama promises. the first promise was in his first term when he said he will find a solution for the palestinian-israeli issue, and, unfortunately, we know what happened over the four years. that has not been that. it's an unfulfilled promise at best. some see it as a failed promise. the second promise the president of the united states had, unprecedented as it is, when he said the united states would never allow iran to be a nuclear power. now, this is unprecedented whether right or wrong, but it's something that was done not only during the elections, but a statement made by the president more than once, and i think it was in connection of promises made also to the israeli prime minister. how, will president obama fulfill the promise? wiggle out of it? absolutely implement it whether it's militarily or through containment policy, and what are they doing from my point of view, one of the reasons or a fascinating part about the gaza operation is that, a, they are giving hamas a lead in creating the new d
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